Cost of living in Gaborone, Botswana

Summary of cost of living in Gaborone

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $2,002 (P24,452)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $907 (P11,074)
  • Gaborone is the 3rd cheapest city in Africa (11 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Gaborone is cheaper than in 86% of cities in the World (232 out of 269)
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List of prices in Gaborone
Current as of Jun 2022.

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Food Update prices
BWP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district P86 ($7)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) P63 ($5.18)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast P27 ($2.23)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk P12 ($1.00)
12 eggs, large P29 ($2.35)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes P14 ($1.12)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese P38 ($3.14)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples P18 ($1.47)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes P10 ($0.85)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket P13 ($1.07)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality P66 ($5.43)
2 liters of coca-cola P18 ($1.43)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day P7 ($0.59)
Housing Update prices
BWP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area P7,955 ($651)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area P5,532 ($453)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat P648 ($53)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area P4,183 ($343)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area P2,709 ($222)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio P403 ($33)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) P772 ($63)
40” flat screen tv P4,237 ($347)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) P1,253 ($103)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) P58 ($4.76)
Hourly rate for cleaning help P52 ($4.24)
Clothes Update prices
BWP USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) P509 ($42)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) P386 ($32)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) P906 ($74)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes P940 ($77)
Transportation Update prices
BWP USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new P207,132 ($16,961)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas P9 ($0.74)
Monthly ticket public transport P141 ($12)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) P213 ($17)
Personal Care Update prices
BWP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) P39 ($3.17)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) P109 ($9)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) P299 ($25)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) P43 ($3.50)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) P22 ($1.78)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) P37 ($3.02)
4 rolls of toilet paper P20 ($1.60)
Tube of toothpaste P16 ($1.29)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city P75 ($6)
Entertainment Update prices
BWP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub P296 ($24)
2 tickets to the movies P130 ($11)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) P392 ($32)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert P394 ($32)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club P76 ($6)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city P21 ($1.75)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) P18 ($1.45)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb P8,113 ($664)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) P1.18 ($0.10)
1 month of gym membership in business district P414 ($34)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes P31 ($2.56)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 28, 2022

Gaborone position in our World Ranking

the world
232nd
out of 269
africa
11th
out of 13

Cheapest and most expensive products in Gaborone compared to other cities:

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